Newsflash: Arizona is HOT. I think it was 108 out today and I still dragged Ellie and Luke out to two malls and Target. Some of the kids are already burnt. The first day of summer vacation all of my kids and their friends were running around in their swimsuits and I could not get over how dark all they were and it was still only May. I always say the perk of Arizona is that you don't have to shovel sunshine, but I'm nervous that the heat has already started so early.
the song from my childhood. You get two options. 1. Stay inside. 2. Get into some water. And so we swim.
Luke just finished up his 2 weeks of swim lessons. He made some great improvements and we love love his swim teacher Laurel (who has taught all of my kids to swim). He can come up to take breaths and kick himself across the pool, he just looks a little silly doing it.
Wednesdays are summer movies. For about $7 you get passes to see 10 movies (repeats) at the movie theater over the summer. The place is always mobbed with mothers and children (four theaters worth) but you can't beat the price, even if we haven't made it to one movie yet.
In our first 4 days of break we also managed to squeeze in Cub Scout Day camp for Nate.
Summers in my memory are always magical. Swimming at my grandparent's country club all day followed by a burger at the grill. Getting ice cream at Friendly's. Jumping on the trampoline. My Grandma's cinnamon rolls. Going for horseback rides with my Grandpa. Playing paper dolls with my Aunt Kristine. Boating at Palisades. I wonder if my kids will think of these summers as part of a charmed childhood or if they'll just remember how dang hot it was.